scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, off-white creamy head. Tropical nose of mango, pineapple and guava share the spotlight with a nice underlying sweet toasted toffee malt. Flavor was not as deep, but still well done with more sweet tropical fruit hop notes that balance on a toasty caramel backbone. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft bittersweet finish. NIcely done...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of ElJefe. Slightly hazy, dark golden, decent white head. Pine resin up front, big malt backbone. Flavor much the same, sticky pine resin, light citrus, huge caramel/crystal back end. Very harsh. Thins on palate a bit, could be itís from a growler.
williamherbert (1165) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, pillowy head. Golden color; straw-colored, but darker. More carbonation than usual. Very light color, and the head leaves a nice lace.
Woody hop scent, with a dry smell. There is almost no other smell immediately present; hops dominate.
Crisp hoppy flavor. Has a very nice combo of the piney hops and the citrusy balance. Has a fruity, citrusy aftertaste.
Very smooth, but at the same time kind of thick. When it warms up it gets almost a milky feel. Nice and medium-bodied. The beer is kind of heavy, but very pleasant. Because itís so hoppy, a few in a row is unlikely, but this is a very good beer.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry for picking me up a growler of this in Buffalo. Appearance: Dark orange/brown with a thick and creamy white head. Aroma: Super hoppy, deliciously fruity with lemons, limes and mango.. thereís a nice woodiness to it too. Very nice. Flavour: Immediately the hops are the prominent feature, followed quickly by a nice malt character, quite a cheeky alcohol burn too. Long hoppy, sprucy finish, nice indeed.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(drought at Eli Cannonís in Middletown CT, 100% NY hops, 10%)
a sipper served in a large wine glass, ^co2, ^alchl, ^sweet-fruity-hop throughout.
Enjoyit (2995) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of hops and grapefruit. A flavor of hops, malt and grapefruit.
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Nice malt and pine hop aroma. Flavour is sweet malt with pine hops. Candy-sweet finish with malt. 26-09-09.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a large white lasting head. Smells of wildflowers, grassy, perfumy. Tastes bitter, citrussy, earthy, some grassy elements.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grasy, perfumed and herbal!
Heavy bitter flavor. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great beer.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at the deli givin to me by the brewer at an event. I told him I was a lover of huge beers and he had only brough on bottle of this with him. He cracked it and we shared it. A nice orange color with a little head. the aroma was pungent and citursy. The taste is glorious and hopy with a nice citrus backing. just the bit I wanted it to have loved every sip.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sllightly hazy orange coloured body with a super thin white bubbly head and some floaters on top. Aroma of pure hops, sugar, oranges (not just the peel), malt, more hops and tons more sugar. Medium to Full-bodied; Super strong hoppiness up front with a bunch of bitterness leading into a strong malty taste with a bunch of twangy characteristics. Aftertaste has way more hop bitterness which makes this really nice - no sweetness or malt to speak of...just an alcoholic kick and a hoppy taste in the mouth. Overall, I liked this beer way more than most other IIPAs, because it didnít kick as much, but it had TONS of hops. Definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2006.